Re: autopkgtest needs-recommends [Was Re: autopkgtest: versioned triggers and fixing "Test dependencies are unsatisfiable with using apt pinning"]
Paul Gevers writes ("Re: autopkgtest needs-recommends [Was Re: autopkgtest: versioned triggers and fixing "Test dependencies are unsatisfiable with using apt pinning"]"):
> On 12-06-18 19:08, Johannes Schauer wrote:
> > Paul, I cannot tell you what to do with your free time and I see that you
> > invested already a lot of work on this issue. But maybe you would spend less
> > time by supplying patches to the 154 source packages that currently use the
> > needs-recommends restriction and then deprecate this field for the future.
> If the others don't object to deprecating this restriction, I am willing
> to do this.
I don't have a stake in this (other than through my
emotional/historical attachment to the DEP-8 design), but FWIW:
I found Johannes's analysis convincing. (Indeed when I first heard of
this restriction the same questions came to mind, which I forbore to
ask out of a combination of deference and laziness..)
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